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TETTEY SIGNS

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18:31 24th August 2012

by Steve Garland

City sign Norwegian International Tettey from Rennes

City can confirm the signing of Norwegian International Alexander Tettey from French side Rennes on a two-year deal, with the Club having an option for a further year.

Joining for an undisclosed fee subject to international clearance, the 26-year old defensive midfielder arrives as Chris Hughton's seventh signing of the summer, ending a three-year spell in the French Ligue 1 with Rennes.

Tettey made a total of 82 appearances in all competitions for 'Les Rouges et Noirs' including 10 appearances in the UEFA Europa League last season.  

International clearance will not be received before tomorrow's game with QPR, although Tettey will be present at the match.

On his arrival, Chris Hughton said: "I’m delighted to have Alexander on board and I firmly believe he will be a valuable asset for us.
 
“He’s a very good player with international experience, and he’s at a good age for us."

Although born in Accra, Ghana, Tettey is a naturalised citizen of Norway and started his career at the country's most successful team Rosenborg, with 22 league titles to their name. Tettey joined the club in 2003 and eventually went on to captain the side in the absence of club legend Roar Strand.

The Norwegian international spent six years with 'The Troll Kids'. He made his senior debut in 2007 and went on to amass 89 appearances, including 12 in the UEFA Champions League, before leaving for Rennes in 2009. He also scored an impressive 12 goals from the heart of midfield.

Tettey has represented Norway at under-18, 19 and 21 levels and has 14 caps in total for the Norwegian national side. His first appearance came in the Drillos' 2-1 win over Argentina in August 2007.


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